Plyometric Training: 8 Moves to Add to Your Workout

So, you’re up to date and know that strength training should be a part of  your routine to keep your body looking toned and fit. However, you’re always feeling conflicted. People saying you should do cardio to lose fat, or telling you not to do as much cardio or you’ll lose muscle. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do when there’s so much conflicting information. Where does one even begin?

While we think you should do what you love, whether it be long distance running, powerlifting, weightlifting, yoga, etc, we’re also here to offer you a new powerful technique in training.Why not incorporate both cardio and strength training into the same workout? No, we’re not telling you to hop on the treadmill in the middle of those squats of yours. However, you should try plyometric training. Plyometric training involves getting your heart rate up using your own body weight and by staying in (basically) one place. Don’t be fooled though, just because you’re not sprinting on a treadmill does not mean you won’t break a sweat or be torching fat.

Try these moves in between your strength training routine for ultimate fat burn. Why build all that beautiful muscle if you’re not gonna show it? If you’ve got it, flaunt it.

1. Jumping Jacks

Jumping Jacks
(via Women’s Health Mag)

The jumping jack is tried and true. Try supersetting 1 minute of jumping jacks after every strength focused move you do. Not only will jacks get your heart rate up but is also said to be great for your outer and inner thighs. Talk about multitasking.

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